Q: I have no experience with music at all, can I learn guitar?
A: Yes. No previous experience is necessary at all. We’ll walk you through every step from the beginning until you become the guitar player you want to be.
Q: How long will it take me to get good?
A: This depends on a few things. 1) How dedicated are you to learning and mastering guitar? 2) How much work are you willing to put in? 3) Are you going to do things the way we tell you to do them? The average guitar student in traditional guitar lessons takes about 10 years to reach an advanced level on the guitar. We have students reaching the same level in 3 years, but it all depends on you and how much you are committed to making that happen. Of course, we’ll be with you every step of the way making sure you’re mastering everything you learn along the way because we’re committed to helping you master guitar.
Q: I’ve been struggling with teaching myself, can you help me?
A: Yes, of course. I taught myself for 10 years, so I know how frustrated you must be. We have many students who come in saying the felt lost or stuck on their own. We help get them unstuck and find their way to becoming a rock solid guitar player.
Q: Traditional guitar lessons have failed me in the past, can you help me?
A: We have lots of students who’ve had lessons before and been let down by the traditional approach to guitar. It’s not long before they realize that what we do is different and better than what they’ve experienced before. We even had one student who said, “I’ve learned more in two months than I did with my other teachers in two years!” That’s a pretty common thing we hear.
Q: Should I get an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar to start out with?
A: Electric, hands down. Electric guitar is easier to learn on at first because of a thinner neck that’s easier to grip, lighter gauged strings, not to mention that the electric guitar is just plain cool. If you have any amount of desire to play electric guitar at some point, it’s best to start out with it. If you only want to play acoustic guitar, that’s cool and you’ll be fine starting out, but if you want every advantage you can get, starting out on electric will make your life easier.
Q: Do you only work with kids? Or do you take adult students?
A: We work with kids ages 8 and up and, of course, we take adult students. Contrary to popular belief, we’ve found that adults pick up the guitar just as fast (if not faster) than kids do. Don’t put it off if you’ve been wanting to play since you were a kid, now’s the time for you to finally learn guitar.
Q: What instruments do you teach?
A: We specialize in teaching guitar. We’re the only guitar school in Vernal and we have students who play electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar.
Q: Do you teach ukulele?
A: No, we specialize in teaching guitar. However, the ukulele is extremely similar to the guitar and if you learn guitar it’s only a couple minor changes to be able to play the uke. By learning guitar you automatically learn 99% of what you need to know to play ukulele.
Q: What styles do you teach?
A: We focus on modern contemporary guitar styles: rock, metal, blues, jazz, pop, acoustic, and folk. We do not offer classical guitar lessons nor do we specialize in country lead guitar though we do have many students who play country rhythm guitar.
Q: How much is it going to cost me?
A: That's a fair question, but the bigger question you should ask yourself is, "How much time, frustration, money on scam programs you'll never finish, etc., will it cost you if you DON'T take this opportunity to study guitar with an experienced, knowledgeable, proven teacher?" I have found that you get what you pay for, if you only want to pay $5/lesson, you'll get a $5 education. A guitar lesson here is not the same as a guitar lesson from any other teacher. What normally takes students in traditional lessons 10 years to achieve, we do in a fraction of that time.
So you have to ask yourself some questions: Is it worth it to you? Is this something that you want badly enough? Are you willing to invest the time and money it will take to reach your goals? If you're willing to do anything then we can do a lot of different things to help you reach your goals quickly, but if there's only so much room in your budget we can find something that will work for you still.
Everybody is different and we offer different programs and options to accommodate different goals and people and I'm confident that we can find a solution that will fit your goals and your budget. We do not give prices over email, phone, or "ball park" figures because of the many different programs and options we offer, there really is no way for me to know exactly what will work for you without assessing you first. We prefer to have you right in front of us so we can discuss your goals and what will be needed to reach those goals.